PTSD Treatment

PTSD Treatment in Georgia

Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Georgia Recovery Campus is a trusted treatment center in Macon, GA with a reputation for helping people confront and overcome a range of mental health issues, including PTSD.

Backed by a top-class recovery team, we integrate a whole-person, holistic approach with evidence-based treatment plans, programs, and therapies designed to enrich and empower patients as they navigate their recoveries. We also emphasize personalized support and take great pride in providing a pristine, amenities-rich campus that offers a discrete, private, and nurturing environment where you can become your best self.

If you’re searching for support, our PTSD treatment specialists at Georgia Recovery Campus are here to help. Give us a call at (478) 216-1110 to learn more about our mental health treatment program or to discuss our admissions process and insurance coverage matters.

Understanding PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex mental health condition that can develop after experiencing some type of trauma or witnessing something traumatic. Trauma is defined as an event or series of events that threatens harm, injury, or death to oneself or others, and it overwhelms an individual's ability to cope. These events may include but are not limited to:

  1. Combat Exposure: Military personnel who have experienced combat situations may develop PTSD due to the intense and prolonged stress of combat, exposure to life-threatening situations, and witnessing the injury or death of comrades.
  2. Physical or Sexual Assault: Survivors of physical or sexual assault may develop PTSD because of the trauma inflicted upon them. The violation of personal boundaries and loss of control over one's body can lead to profound psychological distress.
  3. Natural Disasters: Individuals who have experienced natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or wildfires, may develop PTSD due to the sudden and overwhelming destruction of their environment, loss of homes or loved ones, and the sense of helplessness during the event.
  4. Serious Accidents: Those involved in serious accidents, such as car crashes, may develop PTSD due to the life-threatening nature of the event, physical injuries sustained, and the psychological impact of witnessing or experiencing the accident.
  5. Childhood Abuse or Neglect: Children who have experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, as well as neglect or other traumatic events in childhood, may develop PTSD because of the chronic and pervasive trauma they endured during their formative years.

PTSD can develop at any age and can also happen to people who haven’t been through a dangerous event themselves. In some cases, learning of trauma experienced by a close friend or family member can cause PTSD. According to the National Center for PTSD, roughly 6 of every 100 people will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. 

Symptoms of PTSD 

Feeling afraid, anxious, or uneasy during and after traumatic situations is natural and part of the body’s “fight-or-flight” response meant to help us avoid or respond to potential danger. These post-trauma feelings or reactions can vary from person to person and, for many, will typically go away over time. People who continue to experience these feelings, especially if they persist for more than one month and interfere with their daily life, are typically diagnosed with PTSD.

When diagnosing PTSD, medical professionals will look for the following types of symptoms:

  1. Re-experiencing Symptoms: Individuals with PTSD may involuntarily re-experience the traumatic event through intrusive and distressing memories, nightmares, or flashbacks. These re-experiencing symptoms can be triggered by reminders of the trauma and can lead to intense emotional distress.
  2. Avoidance Symptoms: People with PTSD often go to great lengths to avoid things that remind them of the traumatic event, including places, people, activities, or situations that may trigger distressing memories or emotions. Avoidance can cause people to change their routines and interfere with daily functioning and social relationships.
  3. Arousal and Reactivity Symptoms: Individuals with PTSD may experience heightened arousal and reactivity to perceived threats or triggers. This can manifest as hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, difficulty concentrating, irritability, or sleep disturbances.
  4. Cognition and Mood Symptoms: PTSD can lead to negative changes in thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Individuals may develop negative beliefs about themselves, others, or the world, as well as feelings of guilt, shame, or detachment. They may also have trouble remembering aspects of the traumatic event or have distorted perceptions of reality.

Challenges of Living With PTSD

Living with PTSD can present significant challenges that impact various aspects of a person’s life:

  • Interpersonal Relationships: PTSD can strain relationships with family members, friends, and romantic partners. Difficulties in communication, emotional detachment, and avoidance behaviors may hinder intimacy and connection.
  • Occupational Functioning: Symptoms of PTSD, such as intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance, and difficulty concentrating, can impair work performance and productivity. Individuals may struggle to maintain employment or experience frequent absenteeism.
  • Physical Health: Chronic stress and heightened arousal associated with PTSD can contribute to physical health problems, including cardiovascular issues, gastrointestinal disturbances, and chronic pain conditions.
  • Mental Health Comorbidities: PTSD commonly co-occurs with other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. These comorbidities can complicate treatment and exacerbate symptoms of PTSD.
  • Quality of Life: The pervasive impact of PTSD on daily functioning, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life can lead to feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and despair. Without effective treatment, individuals may struggle to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

Because PTSD can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life, seeking appropriate treatment and support is crucial. At Georgia Recovery Campus, we leverage our experience as a leading mental health treatment center to help patients find personalized and sustainable treatments that can aid in improving quality of life, restoring relationships, enhancing coping skills, and preventing complications. 

Our Approach to PTSD Treatment

At Georgia Recovery Campus, we believe in treating the body, mind, and spirit, and take a comprehensive approach to PTSD treatment that addresses the unique needs of each individual. Our evidence-based therapies, holistic approaches, and custom-tailored treatment programs are designed to promote healing and long-term recovery. 

Evidence-Based Therapies:

We employ a range of evidence-based therapies through one of three clinical tracks. These include:

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with PTSD. It also teaches coping skills to manage symptoms effectively.
  2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on building skills to manage emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and cope with distressing situations. It incorporates techniques such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness to help individuals with PTSD develop healthier coping strategies and enhance their overall well-being.
  3. Trauma Track: Our trauma track is designed for individuals with complex PTSD or those who have experienced multiple traumas. This specialized program incorporates a combination of evidence-based therapies, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, and exposure therapy, tailored to address the unique needs of individuals with complex trauma histories. Our experienced clinicians provide comprehensive assessment and treatment planning to ensure that each individual receives the specialized care and support they need to heal from their past traumas and move forward towards recovery.

Holistic Therapies:

  1. Mindfulness and Meditation: Mindfulness techniques and meditation can help individuals reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and promote emotional well-being. We offer mindfulness groups, acupuncture, and other holistic practices to promote healing. 
  2. Yoga and Exercise: Physical activity, such as yoga and exercise, can help individuals manage symptoms of PTSD by reducing anxiety and improving mood.
  3. Recreational Therapy: Recreational therapy provides individuals with a creative outlet to express their emotions and process trauma in a non-verbal way. We offer a range of services and amenities to promote emotional healing through recreation, including art and music therapy, basketball, volleyball, and pickleball courts, a fully equipped on-campus gym, and more. 

Custom-Tailored Treatment Plans:

We understand that every individual's journey to recovery is unique. That's why we offer custom-tailored treatment plans that are personalized to meet each person's specific needs, preferences, and goals. Our experienced team of clinicians works closely with each individual to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

These plans may implement various evidence-based therapies, holistic approaches, and an assortment of enriching activities that take advantage of our luxurious amenities and expansive campus. They may also touch on unique and specific needs, such as treatment for a dual diagnosis or medical detox, and include a broader focus on helping folks identify and implement lifestyle changes that can aid them in sustaining their recoveries, and supportive aftercare services built to focus on community, home, health, and purpose. 

Start Your Journey to Recovery

Georgia Recovery Campus operates a state-of-the-art treatment program that caters to patients with PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse disorder, and other mental health issues. If you’re ready to start your journey to recovery, we’re here to help.

Call (478) 216-1110 or contact us online to learn more about our services and how we can help you.




 




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    We understand how difficult recovery is. We work one on one with you every step of the way to ensure we are helping you make the necessary changes to obtain the life you deserve.
  • Person-Focused
    When you come to our facility, you are not only getting a beautiful campus and quality services, but you are also getting a team who truly cares about your recovery.
  • Top-Class Recovery Team
    Our dedicated, experienced, and compassionate team of experts is here for you every step of the way. We have the tools, resources, and knowledge to help you on your journey.
  • Customized Treatment
    At Georgia Recovery Campus we treat the entire mind, body, and spirit. When you come to us, we work one on one with you to select the track that would be most beneficial to you and your goals.

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